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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
What’d they do here, roast up a Harp? I think I actually prefer Sam Adam’s Black Lager to this Thin, boring and flat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, touch of coffee perhaps? Taste was bitter, dark roasted malts. It wasn’t too bad actually, had no idea they made this until I found it in some random mid-west grocery store in August.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours dark brown color with light tan head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas. Very bland lightly roasted malt flavor. Light to medium body with moderate carbonating.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into an English Pint. Pours a dark black with about 1 finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of black roasted malt and a slight hint of coffee. Taste is lightly bitter and very lightly sour. Slight hint of coffee. Light bodied with a thin yet creamy texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not too bad. Nothing I would seek out but I would definitely choose this over any BMC.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogfish120love (947) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a thin, but deep dark brown with a medium beige lacing. Overall one dimensional and very similar to a BMC light beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Chocolaty roasty aromas. Light on the palate. Slight chocolate flavor with some sweet malts. Very carbonated. Overall it’s drinkable.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Move over Bud Light. You have a toasty competitor. Nice very dark brown to black pour. OK toasty aroma. Not much to this beer. Disappointed. Really this is an easily drinkable beer however I expected a much fuller body from the likes of Guinness in a black lager.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
wmaline (5) - - SEP 20, 2011 does not count
Smelled of wet dog. Taste reminiscent of a Spaten Lager, but dark. Drain-pour...and I don’t do that very often.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bought at Sidney’s in Nawlins.. . Pours a deep brown/black .. medium headring, light lacing .. . slick light mouthfeel .. . not getting an awful lot out of the nose or palate- light roast and just a touch of sweet tar.. . no lay-ups .. . wow, a very very simple schwarz- i mean for guinness to make this, quite surprising on how one dimensional it is, that being said- i really liked and enjoyed it and can see maybe why they went with such a thin beer, like a guinness but not on nitro... . . Oh, don’t worry about it. All the teachers lose their car on their first day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear deep dark red with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, raisin, chocolate. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.


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